The other afternoon while unpacking I came across our Halloween decorations and couldn’t resist getting into the spooky spirit right away. So I called little A and Jon over to start the festive adorning. While setting up trick-or-treaters and pumpkin treat bowls with little A I see Jon across the room with some paper and scissors, cutting out what looks to be a snowflake. No sooner does he see my quizzical look when, voila, he unfolds this super stellar pumpkin. Yeah, I was wowed. And hooked. So he showed me his methods and I went to town.

The best part, it’s easy. And brilliant. And fun. (And something kids can join in on!)
Step 1: Grab any old sheet of paper, rectangle, square…mix it up
Step 2: Fold it in half
Step 3: and then fold it in half again
Step 4: Now make sure the fold is on your left hand side
Step 5: Cut scallops on right hand side ending with the stem at the top
Step 6: Open up the fold once and then cut off the bottom stem
Step 7: Cut out a mouth
Step 8: Then a nose
Step 9: Use an x-acto to cut out the eyes
Step 10: Now unfold and enjoy your new creation!

Once you start, the possibilities are endless. And you might go a little crazy…
cutting out new creations for the rest of the night…
Happy cutting!

October 6, 2009



  1. Reply

    Crystal Copeland

    September 29, 2009

    Wow! Super Cute!

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    September 29, 2009

    These are so cute! I love the witch and the pumpkin with freckles. I’m going to have to give it a try.

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    September 29, 2009

    oh! they’re very charming. and something i can do today with my kiddos. thanks!

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    September 29, 2009

    I love this! I often make paper bats for Halloween and hang them from the ceiling. This year I will be making pumpkins, too.

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    liz stanley

    September 29, 2009

    these are so cute! i featured your darling blog on mine today: http://www.sayyestohoboken.com

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    September 29, 2009

    totally loving these…… wonderful!


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    September 29, 2009

    i just did one! i love your witch.

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    September 29, 2009

    😀 love this! these are totally going up on my front window

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    Cookie Cutter

    September 29, 2009

    Sooo cute!! And it looks do-able!

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    Julie Elton

    September 29, 2009

    I love it! Jon, your a genius!

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    Alissa Nicolau

    September 30, 2009

    Very cute!

    Happy Halloween!

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    Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities

    September 30, 2009

    SO adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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    September 30, 2009

    My daughter and I made these today. How fun! What a great idea. I’ll be posting pics of ours and linking to your post on my blog tomorrow.

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    denise plant

    September 30, 2009

    So cute! Way to go Jon!

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    September 30, 2009

    Mer, these are sooo fun to make and super cute! Love love love! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely merry happy day! Love to yoU!


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    Girl~Lee Goodz

    September 30, 2009

    My kids will really enjoy making these…thanks for the tutorial 🙂


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    Jackie Kersh

    September 30, 2009

    you sure have a way with those scissors! amazing. cute. i am off to attempt right now…

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    October 1, 2009

    Nice snowflake pumpkin designs.
    Stingy Jack has given your designs a rating of 4 pumpkins out of 5!

    Plus a link to your page:

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    October 1, 2009

    A couple of years ago my daughter had a little business going, she sold snowflakes that she had made. She sold more than I thought she would. When I saw this post I knew I had to show her and she has tried making some of them. Now we just got to get some cute paper. Good work!

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    October 1, 2009

    I LOVE these! Thanks for the great idea! I stumbled over here from CRAFT….

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    October 1, 2009

    We are going to do this today, these are adorable

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    October 1, 2009

    So cute I will be making these for sure!

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    October 2, 2009

    Those are so cool! They’d make the cutest garlands. Thanks so much for the great idea, I’ll be linking.

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    October 3, 2009

    My girls are going to love this. Thanks!

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    October 3, 2009

    Way too cute!

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    October 4, 2009

    This is exactly whi I love your blog: aesthetically pleasing and inspiring while practical. I love visiting this site!

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    the mama monster

    October 4, 2009

    cute! thanks for the instructions, i know what we will be doing this afternoon…

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    samantha hahn

    October 4, 2009


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    Urban Flea

    October 9, 2009

    such a sweet post… it really makes you want to be a kid again, or at least revisit those whimsy-filled activities.

    xo katherine aka. urban flea 🙂

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    Lucky Lexi

    November 1, 2009

    awesome! me lefty, so i keep fold on right! luvin’ the freckles!

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    November 4, 2009

    passing by^^


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    October 8, 2010

    Hi Merrilee,I linked to you multiple times in my free Halloween link party

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    October 27, 2011

    Love your paper cutting ideas! CUTE!!

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    October 27, 2011

    I love your easy paper crafts…cute!


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